Thursday, September 22, 2011

$19 billion later...

8 explosive tracking dogs Dogs Roles in Wars

The Pentagon realized that the best bomb detector it has in its arsenal is a dog. Dogs increase the chances of early detection of IEDs in the Iraq and Afghanistan and help save soldiers lives and limbs, but new technology developed by Michigan State University uses lasers to send out a series of short and long pulses to identify individual vibrations unique like our "fingerprints" to a particular molecule helping identify biological and chemical agents used in improvised and conventional explosives used against our troops in the sandbox.

Great Wired articles here and here

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